31st Annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween

Halloween can be a bore. But no more!

Come, explore our wild trick-or-treating adventure!

Sunday, October 26, through Friday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. nightly.

(rain or shine)


Family Fun! 

Haunt the Zoo

Haunt the Zoo is a hauntingly good time for the whole family and a safe alternative to traditional Halloween events. Trick-or-treaters will be greeted by friendly mascot characters before embarking on the Haunt the Zoo trail. Children with tickets will receive an official treat bag so they can stop at festive, fantasy-themed booths to collect tasty treats from volunteers.

Professional photographers, Party Pics, will be taking digital photos of Haunt the Zoo guests. All photos will be available online for guests to view and purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Zoo. You also may see Zoo employees taking photos throughout the Haunt the Zoo trail for Zoo purposes only.

For answers to commonly asked Haunt the Zoo questions, click here.


Tickets on Sale - October 3

Advanced Haunt the Zoo tickets are $6 per child wishing to trick-or-treat, or $7 at the gate. Accompanying adults are admitted free.  To purchase advance tickets, drop by the Zoo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or purchase them online at the link below October 3. Admission includes an official treat bag. ZooFriends memberships do not apply to Haunt the Zoo.

Pumpkins for a Purpose 

Treat your "punkin" to a pumpkin and help the Zoo! Honor your friends, kids, pets or a special someone by sponsoring a personalized pumpkin to be placed in the special Haunt the Zoo Pumpkin Patch. Click on the form below, print, and follow the instructions. Forms with checks must be received by the Zoo no later than October 26.  Then don't forget, when you're at Haunt the Zoo, stop by the Pumpkin Patch and look for your honoree's pumpkin! 



Earth-Friendly Treats 

We strive to provide Haunt the Zoo candy from our sponsors that is palm oil free or made with sustainable palm oil in support of orangutan conservation! And parents--you can do the same for Halloween and throughout the year! Deforestation due to non-sustainable palm oil production is threatening populations of already-endangered orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia. Shop smart! Support companies that are trying to keep this amazing species from becoming extinct!

For a list of conservation-friendly candy, click here.

Click here get the Palm Oil Shopping Guide mobile device app!


Haunt the Zoo T-Shirt

Haunt the Zoo Gear

Haunt the Zoo sweatshirts with hoods will be available in the Safari Gift Shop beginning October 13. Supplies are very limited.



Thank You Sponsors! 

The 31st annual Haunt the Zoo is presented by Kohl's Cares and The Children’s Hospital Volunteers.  Additional sponsors as of October 15 include: Allegiance Credit Union; AT&T Pioneers, OK 1st Chapter; Bank of Oklahoma; First Security Bank; 42nd Street Candy Co.; Fred Jones Family Foundation; Frito-Lay; Great Plains Coca-Cola; Great Plains Dr Pepper; KJ103; Keller Williams Realty Central Oklahoma; KIND Healthy Snacks; Love’s Travel Stops; Pride Mixed Martial Arts; TMI Hospitality; Upstage Theater; Walmart;and ZooFriends.


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The Zoo is a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM) as both a living museum and a botanical garden. AZA accredited facilities are dedicated to providing excellent care for their plants and animals, a great experience for guests and a better future for all living things.

A New Breath of Fresh Air: As of Nov. 1, 2007, state law prohibits smoking inside zoological parks. Please help us abide by this law by refraining from smoking within the Zoo. Thank you for maintaining a smoke-free environment for all living things!